Tom Deacon


Tom Deacon joined Gibson Thornley Architects in 2022, seeing an opportunity to work on crafted, materially conscious projects that have the same sensitive approach to place and context whatever their scale. He has a particular interest in adaptive use and retrofit, explored initially through his thesis work and more recently in practice, where he has worked on a number of historic buildings. He is currently CPD coordinator for the practice.

Before joining Gibson Thornley, Tom worked with London practices Allies and Morrison and DSDHA, on projects which included the development of a design toolkit for the evolution of better city streets and public spaces. During his studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, he spent a year at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, Sweden. Alongside his architectural work, Tom contributes to Skate Nottingham, a non-profit placemaking, sports and education organisation.

For Tom, good architecture is characterised by its simplicity.